Cleantech Camp 2018 starts its third edition with 70 submitted projects with clean energy solutions. Fifteen projects were selected to take part of the program from March until June. The participants concur to 20,000€, 10,000€ and 5,000€ in awards for the three most outstanding projects. During the program, the entrepreneurs will work on their business plan and validate their business idea on the market. They will also create the most appropriate implementing and launching strategy. For this, the project leaders will participate in different training sessions, taken place in Barcelona and Porto. Practical training sessions related to the main business areas will be given to transform a project into a business reality.
Furthermore, participants will attend to workshops, networking events and networking lunches with experts from the sector to share their experiences. Through the training workshops they will develop the management skills necessary to run a business successfully. The entrepreneurs will count on an assigned tutor to mentor them throughout the program. All the candidatures selected to the Cleantech Camp 2018 come from different cities from Spain and Portugal. In Spain, the projects come from Barcelona, Madrid, Málaga, Logroño, Elche and Navarra. The Portuguese ones, from Cartaxo, Aveiro, Sintra and Lavos. The projects provide a huge variety of solutions related to sustainable mobility, electric vehicles, charging systems and wind energy optimization. There are also projects related to recycling systems, smart energies, water saving, hydrogen production of and solar collectors.
New clean energy solutions to become business realities.
1.Winnowave. Manuel Alcocer
Wind conditions optimization in an existing and future wind farms by installing cost-effective structures around the wind turbines. The results expected are:
- Increase the wind energy production (reducing GHG emissions),
- Reduce the cost of energy,
- Increase the energy output security (decrease the variability of wind energy)
- Increase the components lifetime.
2.Smart Reeds. Inés Aragüez del Corral
The business idea is based on the need of modernizing the electrical distribution networks of large cities. Besides enabling the implementation of electric vehicles, the development of Smart grids and making cities resilient to the effects of the climate change. For this, they have designed a new model of a smart and resilient underground transformer station.
3.Nanochronia. Manuel Domínguez
The company aims to launch a portable gas detector sensible to detect pre-defined limits and real-time manageable. The company model is a Fabless company: the company designs gas sensors and subcontracts manufacturing to third parties.
4.Create your own energy. Victor Garcia
Create Your Energy (CYE), aims to offer a clean, free and independent energy source capable to arrive at places with difficulties of gas electricity supply. For this, they have developed an innovative product to use the wind energy and have designed a new concept of innovative vertical axis wind turbine. This system uses the wind force to generate electricity with a minimum of wind anywhere. It works fast and can be extended and retracted by pressing a button. The main markets where it can be implemented are caravan, nautical and isolated areas.
5.Biofy. Fernando Matias Canale
Biofy consists in turning plastic into oil as a better way to recycle. Around two mill tons of plastic end up in the landfills and emit more than 11 mill tons of CO2eq, every year in Spain. The environment pollution is one of the collateral consequences of it.
Biofy aims to solve this problem by turning the plastic waste into low Sulphur fuel oil. This is an existing fuel used on the industry, agriculture, boats and even electricity generation. It can save 2.5 tons of CO2eq for each ton of plastic treated, at a more stable price because is made on national territory.
6.Elon. Francisco Marco
E-Lon is a Spanish Start Up focused on implementing renewable energy, self-consumption and intelligent energy management in homes and businesses. The company is developing an app for energy intelligent management to be used in installations with integrated renewable energy. In parallel to it, they are developing their own small wind turbine of 2 kW of rated power. A versatile wind turbine can be easily installed on rooftops to complement solar power generation.
Furthermore, the App makes the User Experience goes farther. Besides providing instant energy measurements, it anticipates the generation forecast for the following hours/days to manage consumption patterns. That makes the system much more efficient. E-lon estimates that this new tool can save up to 40% of the auto-generated energy to the system.
Hydrogen is the most abundant element and cleanest fuel in the universe. It has the potential to radically reduce the need for fossil fuels in transportation. Unfortunately, pure hydrogen does not exist naturally on Earth and therefore must be manufactured. Historically, the cost of manufacturing renewable hydrogen has been higher than the cost of the energy used to make it.
This is the dilemma of the Hydrogen Economy, and one that FuelSun aims to address. The company seeks to implement cheaper methods to produce hydrogen from the water at large scale. Their intention is to use the solar energy whenever and wherever it is needed.
8.Power Up. Borja Santos
This company provides on-demand optimized mobile recharging service to maximize the EV performance. It is addressed for any private/public/corporate EV user, who wants solutions for charging the vehicle and having full range anytime. Power Up´s solution provides full EV charge every time, saving user´s time and improving their experience. By this solution it possible to avoid the need of charging stations in the city, parking spots and proving fast charge. For the car-sharing fleets, it optimizes a large work force needed to take the cars to the specific recharge centers.
9.Ofgrenen. Rubén Celorrio
The business idea tries to contribute to the development of energy transition and reduce the CO2 emissions. Today, and in the future, decentralized management based on renewable energies has a primordial role. The present project aims to develop a management system for energy prosumers who wish to maximize their efficiency and increase the profitability. Specially oriented for off grid-distributed scale off grid DER, mini-grids.
10.Eccocar. Ivan Luarca
Eccocar is focused on creating a sustainable mobility system, more efficient by improving the vehicle access and the use of it. Eccocar4business is a Car Sharing solution for companies, which allows their employees to book, manage and access the vehicles through an App. It is a pay per use solution for corporate fleets. It reduces the number of vehicles in circulation and the mobility costs (taxis, rentals, etc.).
11.Recircula Solutions. Sergi Goday
RecySmart project aims to launch a joint innovative interface and platform system that interacts with citizens through gamification and an incentive system. It can be integrated into current packaging waste containers, thus facilitating the packages monitoring. RecySmart is an easy-implementation waste container that generates big data to increase in 10% the packaging recycling rates and boost the circular economy.
12.Tramgrid. João Maria Rocha Homem De Mascarenhas
Overhead trams lines, trolleybuses, cars and light rail systems are used as the electrical source for fast charging stations to power electric vehicles. This solution offers to car drivers a fast charging infrastructure for electric. The fast charging stations for electric vehicles is one of the ways to mitigate mileage anxiety for electric car drivers, the biggest disadvantage for its usage.
13.Phyen. Miguel Clemente
Phyen is an R&D, consulting engineering business project focused on developing optimized flat plate solar collectors. They bet on optimizing the collector’s design and developing design tools. By presenting a solution focused on the product cost effectiveness, they pretend to act as an alternative to internal R&D departments. Furthermore, they want to act on traditional systems. Through the licensing or co-development of customized solutions, they intend to make their clients products market leaders.
14.Klug. Tiago Bandeira
Electric water storage (EWS) is one of the main technologies to heat-up sanitary hot water. The problem with this technology is that it wastes 1kWh/day in standby. With Klug, compatible with any existing EWS, it is possible to convert the appliance into a smart one, Wi-Fi connected. That learns hot water usage routine, only heating up the amount of hot water needed when you it necessary. This allows a couple to save 45 EUR/y and follow the consumptions, remaining water and EWS malfunctioning notifications with the app.
15.MOV.e. Jose Toscano
Mov.e delivers a B2B platform that connects electrical retailers, Distribution Network Operators and regulators. It creates a common environment where consumer’s electricity transactions can be managed in a secure and private way. The costs are competitive and users can have a friendly experience. The platform will register all the partial readings of individual consumers while they charge their EV. It also helps to do the clearance with no hassle for any of the parts involved.
The platform will cooperate directly with the DNOs and retailers allowing a real time grid balance, enhancing and making it more efficient.